mFBI Workshop

4 March 2015

MRC Theatre 3.00 – 5.00pm 85 Budge Street, Blenheim Our first Cluster meeting for the year is Wednesday 4th March from 3-5pm followed by networking and refreshments.  The programme is:  Mitchell Lee who is on a fixed term contract at … Continue reading

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Bio-resource Processing Alliance Workshop

18 February 2015

This workshop will be taking place in Marlborough on Wednesday 18th February that may be of interest to you or any of your team who are interested in opportunities to add value to low value by-products or waste streams arising … Continue reading

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The Effect of Culture and Expertise on Perceived Wine Quality

3 December 2014

Topic           The Effect of Culture and Expertise on Perceived Wine Quality Speaker       Dr Dominique Valentin Date             Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Overview of presentation: What makes a quality wine? Are some wines objectively “better” quality than others? Is wine quality a universal … Continue reading

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Mapping the Weather, Climate and Grapevine Flowering in Marlborough

10th November 2014

Speakers    Andy Sturman, Eila Gendig and Marwan Katurji, University of Canterbury Mike Trought and Amber Parker, Plant & Food Research   Overview               Powerpoint Presentations

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MRC Business Forum

6th November 2014

The Marlborough Food & Beverage Innovation Cluster in Association with Massey University, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and ANZ Bank   Thursday 6th November 3pm – 5pm See attached details    

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Marlborough Dryland Pasture Seminar 2014

28th August 2014

Marlborough  Research  Centre  Lecture  Theatre;   Budge  St.;   Blenheim Thursday August  28th  2014 Time:       5.45pm – 9 pm  

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Unravelling the nature of perceived minerality in white wine

24 July 2014

Speaker       Dr Wendy Parr Powerpoint Presentation                     –                        Overview

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Understanding and manipulating Pinot noir phenolic profiles

17 June 2014

Speaker          Dr Bob Dambergs, Research Associate, Tasmanian Institute of                                Agriculture –                   Overview         … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters & Global Climate Change

14 November 2013

Speaker:  Professor John McAneney, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia   Powerpoint Presentation

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Measurement and modelling of climate variability at the vineyard scale: a New Zealand case study

8 October 2013

Speakers        Andy Sturman, Eila Gendig, Marwan Katurji,                           Iman Soltanzadeh, Peyman Zawar-Reza   Powerpoint Presentations

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Grapevine Trunk Diseases

6 August 2013

Speaker 1:    Georgia Jimenez Title: Biology and control of pathogenic fungi associated with declining mature grapevines. Speaker 2: Nicolas Amponsah Title: Epidemiology of the Botryosphaeriaceous species associated with grapevines in New Zealand   Powerpoint Presentations

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Varietal phenology and maturation in the grapevine and its interaction with leaf area to fruit weight manipulations

19 June 2013

Speaker   Amber Parker, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Understanding NZ Farmer Perspectives & Responses to a Changing Climate & Policies

Thursday 30th May 2013

http://environmentalpolicy.ucdavis.edu/project/climate-change-and-agriculture Speaker   Meredith Niles, PhD candidate in Ecology of the University of California, Davis and a United States National Science Foundation Fellow. Information Sheets and Powerpoint Presentaion  

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Food & Beverage Innovation : A Vision & Strategy for Marlborough

19 April 2013

‘Creating the future of food – is about building a common vision with leadership, commitment, bringing together the right parties to create a world class food sector’ Date: Friday 19 April 2013 commencing 9.30am Venue: Marlborough Research Centre (MRC) 85 … Continue reading

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Marlborough wine: past, present, and in 2050. What role research?

1 March 2013

Friday 1 March at 4pm Speaker – Dr Richard Smart “Richard will take a retrospective look at the Marlborough wine industry, from when he first visited in the late 1970s, to its present status, and how/why it got there, and … Continue reading

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Falcons For Grapes For Falcons

10 December 2012

– Dr Sara Kross, Programme Manager of the Marlborough Falcon Trust – Diana Dobson, Avian Manager, of the Marlborough Falcon Trust.

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MRC Forum 2012

30 October 2012

‘A Call to Arms’ – advancing Marlborough & New Zealand’s competitive position in the world Tuesday 30 October RSVP maree@mrc.org.nz 4pm MRC Theatre, 85 Budge Street, Blenheim Welcome & Introductory comments – Ivan Sutherland – Chairman MRC Board MRC Update … Continue reading

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Bill Wheaton Workshop

11 October – 4pm to 5pm

MRC Theatre – 85 Budge Street RSVP: maree@mrc.org.nz Bill Wheaton is the Director Geospaal Science and Technology programme and a Senior Research Geographer at RTI International. Mr Wheaton has been invited to overview his internaonal research programmes and provide a case … Continue reading

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MRC Climate Seminar

October 2012

Climate variability and the NZ Wind Industry– Professor Andrew Sturman UoC Climate data interpolation and mapping applciations – Dr Andrew Tait NIWA. Seasonal fluctuations in grapevine yield components – Dr. Mike Trought PFR Powerpoint Presentations

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Botrytis Decision Support Models – Early and Late Season/Brix

July 2012

Rob Beresford PFR Continue reading

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Botrytis Risk Assessment Tools – BRAT

July 2012

Speaker Gareth Hill Pland & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Botrytis Disease Monitoring

July 2012

Speaker Alistair McKay Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Seasonal Climate Update and the Influence of Seasonal Climate on Sauvignon Yield Components

June 2012

Speaker – Rob Agnew Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Yield Prediction Model and Outlook for 2013

June 2012

Speaker Mike Trought, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation  

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Influence of cane number on yield components of Sauvignon blanc

30 May 2012

Speaker – Marc Greven, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Effects of temperature and yield on Sauvignon blanc phenology

June 2012

Speaker  Rob Agnew, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Pinot Noir inflorescence and bunch position influences

June 2012

Speaker – Damian Martin, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation    

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Pinot noir bunch variation, the effect of shoulders

June 2012

– Jeff Bennett, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Efforts to Develop a NZ Sauvignon Blanc Juice Index

May 2012

Speaker – Marc Greven, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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Industry Update on current Grapevine Trunk Disease

May 2012

Speaker – Dion Mundy, Plant & Food Research   Powerpoint Presentation

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